Commonly Used CNS Stimulant Drug
The drug is a widely used CNS stimulate and its usage must be controlled and prescribed by doctor. The drug is considered as Schedule 2 controlled Substance within the Controlled Substance Act. The drug belong to the generic category of Methylphenidate. It is a prescription drug.
- The formulation of the drug is meant for slow release. It releases into the body slowly and hence shows the impact for extended period of time.
- The drug has Alza 54 imprinted on it. It is elliptical or oval in shape and the pill is red in color. The drug has a strength of 54 mg.
- The weight of the drug is 15.00 mm. Before the dosage consumption, it is important to consult the doctor.
- The drug is not recommended during pregnancy and for the breast feeding mother. It can release through milk and cause harm.
Knowing the Dosage and Side Effects
The dosage must be carefully consumed. Excess intake of the drug can lead to addiction and abuse. It is not meant for chronic consumption as it can lead to psychological and behavioral issues. The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet of 54 mg strength in the morning.
The consumption of this drug can lead to some side effects which needs to be consulted with doctor if they continue to persist. The most common side effect of the drug use is fast heartbeat. There are other side effects which not very common like joint pain, fever, chest pain etc.
It can at times even cause an increase in the blood pressure. It should not be consumed with inhibitor drug as it can lead to severe complications and effect like heart attack, stroke and even death. Always consult with doctor for the intake to know drug interaction possibility